- Aug 16, 2009
does war-z count? its still in alpha technically
Oh man, the Journey/Walking Dead battle is super close so far. Finally getting me to wish that Journey had been on more than one platform, so that more people would know its undeniable genius.
QQ before posting my list: what's the ruling on ties?
The Walking Dead - Only game to ever make me cry.
Journey - Great experience all around
Mass Effect 3 - A vague ending didn't sour my exparence on this great little game.
Far Cry 3 - Not so much Skyrim with guns. I have that mod on Skyrim XD. It did a much better job with Assassass's Creed game mechanics then the last AC game.
Halo 4 - I've never been much of a Halo guy. Only played the single-player and loved it.
XCOM Enemy Unkown
Glad I can mention a few. As I never can settle on only one GOTY.
Dragon's Dogma - The sense of adventure, warped story at the end, and variety in gameplay make it a hard one to top for me. Love it.
Far Cry 3 - It's like like playing a game like Uncharted in first person, only you are allowed to go off in to an open world full of danger and do what you want. Super fun game.
Journey - More than a game for me. It makes me think about the trials, tribulations and beauty that can be discovered on the journey of life. It also made me a firm believer in quality over quantity, despite the fact that I still love my big, open world games.
Dishonored - Have to mention this for the sheer variety in gameplay, and the immaculate first person perspective it offers. An amazing game that very much deserves to be in the conversation.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Don't call it a comeback. I've been filling Mutons with hot plasma for years.
This is how you modernize a beloved series and not alienate the original fanbase.
Even the completely secondary multiplayer is thoroughly enjoyable. G.O.T.Y.
Mark of the Ninja
So, you want to be a ninja you say? Don't believe the Ryu Hayabusa hype!
Here's how it really goes, if they see you, you're already dead.
Soul Calibur 5
An epic return to form. Great Netcode, Expansive character editor, excellent offline and online.
Marred only by the overly expensive and prematurely truncated editor DLC.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
A fitting end to this Tekken cycle, here's everyone, playable in every way, from everywhere.
Bonus points for the huge FU to paid DLC by Harada.
Here's an indy doing it all right. Even the subtitled Hungarian adds to the narrative oddity.
Since Konami doesn't seem to care about Gradius any more, here's the
Fun, distilled, and free for a limited time.
Love these GAF GOTY threads.